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AV. Aviation

 Topic Guide
Identifier: AV
This classification groups collections on the topic of aviation.

Found in 331 Collections and/or Records:

Curtiss H-16 and JN-4 Airplane Photographs (SC-231)

Identifier: SC-231

Photographs and negatives of Curtiss H-16 and Curtiss JN-4 airplanes.

Dates: circa 1912

Curtiss-Wright Aeronautical Engine Drawing Collection

Identifier: MS-356
Abstract The Curtiss-Wright Aeronautical Engine Drawing Collection is a collection of over 50,000 aircraft engine part and power system drawings produced by the Curtiss-Wright Corporation. The collection consists of approximately 1324 rolls of microfilm containing thousands of engine part drawings, more than a thousand engine drawings, an index to the engine parts that were microfilmed, cards documenting tools used to make the engine parts, and a number of aircraft engine manuals. The collection...
Dates: 1920-1969

Harland B. Cushman Papers

Identifier: MS-263

Papers consist of letters written to Cushman by his fiance, Stella Kline, who worked at McCook Field from 1919-1921. Letters contain mostly personal and family information, but also discuss events and people at McCook Field during the period.

Dates: 1919-1921

Levitt Luzern Custer Papers

Identifier: MS-302
Abstract Levitt Luzern Custer was a Dayton-area aviator and inventor, and an associate of Orville Wright. During his lifetime he engaged in pioneering balloon experiments, served as an official timer for flight trials, collaborated with Orville Wright on various projects, and invented a wide range of mechanical machines from the statoscope to amusement park rides. The collection documents many of Custer's achievements as well as those of other early aviators, such as the Wright Brothers. Information...
Dates: 1886-2001; Majority of material found within 1908-1950

Daedalus Flyer Collection (SC-244)

Identifier: SC-244
Scope and Contents

This collection contains 11 issues of the Daedalus Flyer, dating between 1965 and 1974, and one copy of the Roster of Members from January 1971.

Dates: 1965-1974

Hans Dam Aviation Collection

Identifier: MS-412
Abstract Hans Dam was a 50-year collector of aviation memorabilia, especially photographs and newspaper and magazine clippings. His primary areas of interest included air races and air shows, early flight, WACO aircraft, and the history of aviation in southwestern Ohio and northern Kentucky. At the time of his death he was working on a book about aviation in southwestern Ohio which is included in the collection. The collection consists of twenty-nine albums containing more than 2500 photographs...
Dates: 1910-2003

Dave Gold Parachute Collection

Identifier: MS-310

Dave Gold was a leading parachute historian and actively participated in all aspects of the parachuting business. He owned a parachute business, pursued a jumping career until debilitated by arthritis, was employed as a design engineer, and avidly collected historical and technical materials relating to parachuting. The collection includes personal papers, parachute research and development materials, blueprints, manuals, photographs, videos, newspaper clippings, and magazine articles.

Dates: 1917-1985

Curtiss Day Photograph Collection

Identifier: MS-311

Curtiss La Q. Day, an early American aviator, obtained his pilot's license at the Wright Brothers School in 1914. He was a flight instructor at several flight schools, including the Wright Flying School at Hempstead Plains, New York. Day was also a member of the Early Birds and his name appears on the Wright Memorial Plaque in Dayton. The collection consists of 79 photographs, 2 letters and a postcard.

Dates: 1914-1917

Dayton Air Service Incorporated Committee Records

Identifier: MS-136
Abstract The Dayton Air Service Incorporated Committee was incorporated November 14th, 1922 as the legal successor to a previous voluntary committee led by Frederick B. Patterson, son of John H. Patterson. The purpose of the corporation was to further the permanent retention in the Dayton area of the Army Air Service Experiment Station, then McCook Field, and to establish a memorial to Orville and Wilbur Wright. This collection contains administration records, including articles of incorporation and...
Dates: 1919-1943

Dayton Aviation Postcards (SC-242)

Identifier: SC-242
Scope and Contents

This collection contains a set of nine (9) postcards and one (1) small photograph depicting early Dayton aviation.

Dates: 1910-1912